User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

A Singer

Start collecting

Wearing a crinoline skirt and singing from music. Turquoise bodice with pink bows, white skirt with sprays of flowers in colors. Flowers on base. Mark: RED ANCHOR. Fingers broken.

Inscription

Music inscribed "Largo" at top of page. Number painted in red enamel on base: "372." (underlined twice in red). Two stencilled inscriptions: "B.C." and B.3" in old Gothic script.

Marks

Red anchor mark on base

Provenance

By 1930, Richard C. Paine (b. 1893 - d. 1966), Boston; 1930, gift of Richard C. Paine to the MFA. (Accession date: April 3, 1930).

Credit Line

Gift of Richard C. Paine

English, 1750–58

Object Place

England

Dimensions

15.24 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

30.283

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain